Slaz went in to the second game of the weekend knowing that they could make it mathematically impossible for Driffield to overtake them and make it more likely for their opponents to be relegated. However there was no room for sentiment and as we know from this league, being bottom of the table does not necessarily mean an easy game.
The first goal was not long in coming – the short corner conversion rate was improving and and injector Amy Smeaton scored her first goal for Slaz as Amanda Sowerby drew the defence and passed it back to the far post. Despite Driffield coming back strongly, with some good linking play from their North of England Masters players, Slaz scored from yet another short corner. This time Amanda Sowerby followed up to put the ball in the back of the net. Driffield showed that they were still in the game as they scored to narrow the deficit to 2-1.
The second half was a close fought affair with Driffield putting more pressure on Slaz until youngster Hannah Field calmly slotted the ball past the Driffield keeper (who had an excellent game, denying the Slaz forwards many opportunities). The final score was 3-1 to Slazenger and left them three points closer to safety.